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142 days ago

Setting The Parallelism On Grizzly G0609X- Double OneWay Multi Tool + Starrett 380-24 Steel Straight - 2 replies

The first problem starts with the manual. The instructions in the manual are for the G0609, there are no specific instructions for the G0609X. The manual says to lower the place the straight edge on the out-feed table so it hangs over the cutter-head and lower the table until the straight edge just barely touches the cutter-head. The prob...

161 days ago

Perfect Square? Perfectly Flat? Perfectly Straight? - 11 replies

After rotating my jointer blades yesterday and taking a test pass, I noticed some serious snipe on the front and of the board. I checked my out feed table height and noticed that it had some how become to low or too high? Maybe I wore the cutters unevenly on one side? So I start going through motions of checking the table parallelism. I ha...

385 days ago

Best Router For Big Dados & Tenons on Exotic Hardwoods? - 6 replies

Best Router For Big Dados & Tenons on Exotic Hardwoods? I making a router jig for cutting big fat dados and tenons for natural edge furniture. Wondering if anyone has any advice on what router will be powerful enough to constantly tackle Ebony, Wenge, Padauk. I will probably use it hard for at least 2 or 3 days a week. Please share ...

560 days ago

Spiral Head Planer.... Grizzly G0454Z or G1033? Powermatic? Others? - 2 replies

Trying to deice on a 20” spiral cutter head planer. Thinking about grizzly for the bang for the buck, but I have had a few issues with the last two big machines I bought with Grizzly. Woodworking brethren, any suggestions or advice? Especially for the 2 grizzly models G0454Z and G1033. Is there that much difference in the capabilit...

700 days ago

Spalted Exotics and Spalting in Tropical Hardwood - 7 replies

Lately I have been seeing a bunch of cool projects using spalted domestic woods like pecan, maple, and even some spalted persimmons. Recently I purchased some wicked Padauk (natural/semi natural edge slabs) and noticed stains in the sapwood….. So I thought. I tried a wet rag to wipe the “stains” away and nothing happened. ...

906 days ago

Vacum Kiln Drying - 2 replies

I have been hearing alot about vacuum kilns lately. Does anyone know anything about the cost of one of these systems? Has anyone heard of Vacutherm kiln drying systems and how much those things can cost? Appreciate your input. Village Boy~

1041 days ago

BS CT Resaw Blade- Tackling Gabon EBony- Best Blade? Laguna RS King? Lenox? Others? Help!!! - 2 replies

I am currently narrowing down my choice for 5 HP Bandsaw (mostly for resaw). I will be cutting Ebony, Wenge, Afrormosia, and Padauk, but mostly ebony. I am trying to figure out what carbide blade will cut the best an last the longest when tackling ebony day in and day out for the next several months. Considering most of my boards are 3-4&...

1051 days ago

Dimension Milling African Exotics W/Bandsaw.... Advice? - 13 replies

Greetings all, I am rookie woodworker w/experience in residential/commercial remodeling. Found a good connection on rough exotic lumber and decided to get my workshop together so I can build furniture with some wicked looking wood. Got a bunch of wide boards of Gabon Ebony with dimensions: 3-4” x 12-19” x 73” Boards f...


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